how to run root cmds when starting xorg?

deeptech71 at deeptech71 at
Sun Feb 25 23:28:09 UTC 2007

Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:24:49 +0100
> deeptech71 at wrote:
>> From: deeptech71 at
>> To: freebsd-questions at
>> Subject: how to run root cmds when starting xorg?
>> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:24:49 +0100
>> Sender: owner-freebsd-questions at
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>> how do i exec a kldload script when starting ttyv8 kdm (or xorg) ?
> modify the xorg or kdm  startup script? 

Xorg's xinitrc is a user script. Or does one of the X server or client thing 
start as root? If so, which script runs? xinitrc didnt work..
"...../kdm -nodaemon": exactly which one (if any) executed as root?

> why do you need such thing?

I want to load sound support only when in a desktop environment, and 
auto-disable it when moving back to a console. That is, I need a script that 
loads sound when starting, and unloads when exiting kdm.

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